2013-02-11 14:36:50 - Kamstrup announced today an agreement with Elster that allows for co-operation between the two smart metering providers.
The co-operation provides the foundation for a strong integrated smart meter network for utilities, who demand more than one meter provider to service their deployments with Radio communication (RF) technology.
The solution includes Kamstrup and Elster smart meters that use a common Kamstrup’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure. A common project could consist of Kamstrup and Elster’s smart meters both equipped with a Kamstrup RF module resulting in a high performing wireless smart metering system based on a capable meter fleet.
Kamstrup's smart metering system is based on proven, wireless technology designed and manufactured in Denmark. The RF technology is standardized according to EN 13757-5 and is being deployed worldwide with high performance results.
Utilities preparing for the Smart Grid implementation are naturally focused on
avoiding a vendor lock-in. With this agreement Kamstrup secures for their customers the freedom of choice with a modular solution enabling the desired interchangeability of meters within a single Kamstrup deployed network.
From Elster Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Kim Nørgaard, says: “We are happy to provide our Elster advanced smart meters to Kamstrup, so they can propose a future proof solution, and we look forward to provide a common solution together with Kamstrup as a smart meter and AMI-supplier.”
To this adds Division Director at Kamstrup, Lars Bo Kristensen: “In the outlined co-operation we will be able to deliver a very competitive solution. Elster is known as a leading player on the smart metering market, and Elster’s multi-functional high quality smart meter will be a strong fortification of the combined solution.”
Kamstrup serves energy companies and utilities with innovative metering solutions for electricity, heat, cooling, water and natural gas. Solutions include Smart Grid applications, Smart Metering systems and meters. Energy and water meters from Kamstrup are installed in homes worldwide securing fair billing and an efficient use of energy. Kamstrup was founded in 1946 and has today 850 employees and representations in more than 60 countries. www.kamstrup.com / www.kamstrupomnia.com
Lars Bo Kristensen
Kamstrup Metering Systems
Phone: +45 8993 1377
Kim Arlund Nørgaard
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Elster Integrated Solution and Elster Electricity International
Phone: +49 6134 605 141